Do you know everything About Disposable Tableware?..

Disposables that are made from organic, natural materials like corn, reed grass and bagasse (sugar cane). These products come from annually renewable resources and are sustainable manufactured, non-toxic while in use and decompose back into the soil.
  • Your steaming styrofoam cup of coffee may have a recycling code, but it is not easily recyclable because of its light weight, low scrap value, and lack of suitable recycling facilities. It's estimated that styrofoam made from petroleum, takes up to 900 years to decompose in landfill. Documentation has shown that styrofoam has caused starvation in birds and marine wildlife.
  • Your paper party cup is commonly lined with a petroleum based substance in order to keep its liquid from seeping into the paper fibre, therefore weakening the cup. And you thought paper was better than styrofoam cups! The better choice is a 'paper' cup made from renewable sources such as PLA – these are lined usually with confectioners' sugar to help keep their shape.
  • Your traditional plastic tablecloth might be toxic to your guests? When you open your new plastic tablecloth to lay your party table, do you feel lightheaded from the overpowering smell? That is off-gassing and the product releasing chemicals into the air. Your tablecloth is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). DEHP, which is an abbreviation for di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, is a manufactured chemical that is commonly added to plastics to make them flexible.
  • Your innocent average plastic fork is made from petroleum and estimates are that it can take somewhere between 10 and 100 years to decompose. And while decomposing it's releasing toxic substances into the soil and groundwater.
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